Huzhou treasures go on display in Shanghai

Chen Huizhi
Precious items from the Zhejing Province city, known as the origin of silk, tea and early porcelain culture in China, are on show in another city for the first time.
Chen Huizhi

An exhibition of treasures from Huzhou, a historic town in Jiangnan (regions south of the Yangtze River), opened at the Shanghai History Museum on Friday.

This city in Zhejiang Province is known as the origin of silk, tea and early porcelain in China, and is also famous for Hubi – a writing brush for Chinese calligraphy.

The exhibition features around 100 precious objects spanning over 2,000 years.

It is the first time that this exhibition, organized by the Huzhou government, has been seen in another city.

The exhibition is on the first floor of the museum’s east building and will run to July 12.

Admission is for free.

Huzhou treasures go on display in Shanghai
Shanghai History Museum / Ti Gong

A musical instrument from the Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Huzhou treasures go on display in Shanghai
Shanghai History Museum / Ti Gong

A wine jug from the East Han Dynasty (AD 25-220)

Huzhou treasures go on display in Shanghai
Shanghai History Museum / Ti Gong

A pair of women's shoes from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Huzhou treasures go on display in Shanghai
Shanghai History Museum / Ti Gong

Silk brocade from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

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